Vertebral Body Tethering

Advantages of Vertebral Body Tethering

Significant strides have been made in the treatment of scoliosis, and vertebral body tethering is at the forefront of these advancements. Doctors now know how to treat complicated conditions with minimally invasive procedures and exceedingly successful results.

Dr. Jason E. Lowenstein of the Advanced Spine Center is a world-renowned leader in the field of scoliosis surgery. He is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society and holds the position of Director of Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey. With nearly 15 years of surgical distinction in scoliosis care, Dr. Lowenstein routinely reverses complex cases of spinal deformity. Call Dr. Lowenstein and his team at (973) 538-0900 to receive revolutionary treatments for scoliosis management and correction.

Eligibility Requirements for Vertebral Body Tethering

The ideal candidate for vertebral body tethering will be an individual who is older than 10 years of age but who has not yet reached spinal maturity. The degree of spinal curvature should be advanced and fall within a range of 35-70 degrees of curvature. This candidate group is not exclusive, however, and can be expanded to include individuals with more extreme curvature or older patients (depending upon your situation and the discretion of the surgeon).

Vertebral body tethering may not be beneficial for those who are experiencing severe curvature and spinal immobility, especially if there are previous fusion surgeries already intact. It is also not recommended for very small children under the age of 10; however, these decisions are made on a case by case basis. Contact the expert team at the Advanced Spine Center today to discuss your surgical options with one of our patient advocates.